Weather permitting, I take a walk. Otherwise a shower, wash dishes, do laundry, or any other physical task that doesn't take a lot of thought.
Seems that stepping away from the computer and putting myself in motion, physically, releases enough of the stress so that when I return, I feel much better and more relaxed.
And since I am doing things that don't involve much thought, the brain can still actively work on the problem while I am away from the computer.
I think they are lying. The truth is they have a nasty bug and they are burning off the frustration.